Chocolate Bliss Macadamia Cookies

Recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate blissWhatcha Need:

1 pkg. (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 pkg. (6 squares) white baking chocolate, chopped
2 cups chopped macadamias

Whatcha Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Microwave semi-sweet chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla; stir with wooden spoon until well blended. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chocolate and nuts.
  2. Drop scant 1/4 cupfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 13 to 14 min. or until cookies are puffed and feel set to the touch. Cool 1 min.; remove from baking sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

NOTE:If omitting nuts, increase flour to 3/4 cup to prevent the cookies from spreading.
Great Substitute: Substitute 1 cup dried cranberries for the 1 cup macadamias.

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